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    Humidifier install question

    I am a bit curious, does it make any difference which side of the system a humidifier is installed on? Reason for the question is every house I've owned has had the humidifier on the return air...
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    Well, I finally made it back over there today. I...

    Well, I finally made it back over there today. I opened up several wall outlets on the 3rd floor, which are on this circuit. I noticed, most of them were connected using the push in connections, vs...
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    I didn't have a volt meter with me, just a pen...

    I didn't have a volt meter with me, just a pen tester, but I never found any current at that receptacle. I also believe all connections were made via wrapping them around the screw, not stabbed in. ...
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    Ok, just got back from my parents. Turns out...

    Ok, just got back from my parents. Turns out there are two seperate circuits feeding this. I was messing with one of the switches when I realized the GFI had become energized at some point. ...
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    Both heater and light are switched indepently. ...

    Both heater and light are switched indepently. The overhead light and vanity both come on via the same switch. I checked in the vanity light and no 12/3 either. After I came home and typed this I...
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    bathroom heater/light power loss

    I doubt this can be answered with the limited information I have been able to find out so far, but I'll give it a go. Maybe something will

    My parents have a 3 story house built in 1915. A 2nd...
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    Well, the only thing I can think that might still...

    Well, the only thing I can think that might still be another code issue is that you operate the hot and cold seperately. Not sure if that's a code issue or not, but I had an inspector point out that...
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    One last thing, that came to mind, I was told...

    One last thing, that came to mind, I was told that the nikkel finish is a longer lasting finish than the brass. Something about the nikkel being applied over the brass, but I don't remember the...
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    I absolutely love my clawfoot tub. Mine is...

    I absolutely love my clawfoot tub. Mine is actually an antique, but there are also many available new from almost anywhere that sells tubs, so I don't think I'd say future parts availability will...
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    Can I ask why that is? I don't have any other...

    Can I ask why that is? I don't have any other real options.
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    Header Question

    I have a 1915 Bungalow, in the kitchen is a box out, which likely used to be a back or side entry porch area. At some point in the past, guessing 80's, but really don't know, they converted the...
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    Yes, that would be bad. Luckily no matter what I...

    Yes, that would be bad. Luckily no matter what I do there won't, or shouldn't, be more than 6-12" of duct work at max.


    That is part of the reason, I'm kind of leaning towards adding a small...
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    That's kind of what I have heard, I just can't...

    That's kind of what I have heard, I just can't think of any other good options. This part of the kitchen is a box out, which used to be part of a patio or rear entry. I am in the process of...
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    Range Vent ??

    I am trying to plan for a kitchen remodel and I need to figure out a good vent for my range. Problem is the area the range sits is surrounded by windows and no room above to mount a vent, so I'm...
  15. May or may not be helpful, but I've seen a...

    May or may not be helpful, but I've seen a product out there that is designed to, in my understanding, slowly stip the finish off antiques and such. I don't know if it only works on laquers or if it...
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    Does that hold true if I use about 4' of the...

    Does that hold true if I use about 4' of the flexible aluminum(?) stuff to make a connection to rigid dryer tubing. It was used to simply a sort of complex bend and make connection to the dryer...
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    That's kind of what I thought about finding...

    That's kind of what I thought about finding something to stick to it and then sticking to the wood. I have a counterbore bit, so I guess I'll have to live with that. Better than nothing I...
  18. Old house basement staircase delima...

    My house was built in 1915, so obviously it doesn't conform to today's building codes in a lot of aspects. My current dilema is the staircase to the basement. Coming in from the back door is almost...
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    Haven't having ever actually worked with this...

    Haven't having ever actually worked with this stuff myself, do you know of anything that might stick to this stuff that would allow me to "glue" the treads to this type of material? I am pretty...
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    That sounds like a great idea. I just got back...

    That sounds like a great idea. I just got back from the lumer yard and they had a product designed to flash windows and doors, that sticks to itself and it'll stick to masonry. I'm guessing it's...
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    Wood stair tread over concrete

    I have an old house and I'm slowly working on finishing the basement. The problem is the bottom two steps in the basement are poured concrete. It actually works out, that if I lay a wood tread on...
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    noisy return air duct

    My furnace sits right below my dining room. Due to the design, part of my floor joist cavity in this area is part of the return air system and a couple of the joist bays have been covered with sheet...
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    For the furring stips I've been using 2x4's run...

    For the furring stips I've been using 2x4's run perpendicular to the joists, but I'm curious what if I pulled those down and used 1-1/2" rigid foam panles instead and screwed/glued that to the bottom...
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    Sound deadening between floors

    I am basically finishing a basement in a 1915 Bungalow. The area I'm working on is directly below two bedrooms and will be used primarily for our TV/Media/Game room. I have 2x8 floor joists and I...
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    Sounds like I need to get a humidistat or some...

    Sounds like I need to get a humidistat or some other way to determine my basements humidity. I am thinking of getting a dehumidifier for the basement, but not really sure if one is needed. Hasn't...
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